Monday, March 2, 2015

Black & Blue or White & Gold? Inspired by "The Dress"

Hey loves! I usually post on the weekends, but the dress with questionable colors is such a hot topic right now that I just had to post this sooner. I wanted to do this as soon as I saw Tam from ohmygoshpolish do a mani inpired by this dress. I'm sure you all have seen the photo of the dress over the weekend in which some people see as black and blue and others see as white and gold. I saw the dress as white and gold, but apparently the real dress is black and blue! 

For my index and pinky I used OPI Eurso Euro and stamped using MoYou London Pro 01 XL in Mundo de Unas Black. For my middle and ring I used Color Club On Cloud Nine and stamped using MoYou London Pro 01 in Mundo de Unas Bronze. So what colors did you all see when you saw the dress? And more importantly, what color are my nails?!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bundle Monster Secret Garden Stamping Plate Collection--Review

Good morning beauties! Today I have Bundle Monster's new Secret Garden stamping plate collection to review. There are 25 plates in the set and unlike any of their other plates, these are buffet style. Instead of individual rectangular images, the designs take up the entire plate allowing you to choose what part of the design to use. As always, the plates came with a blue protective film that you remove before use and thick paper backing to prevent any cuts while using the plates. Here's a look at the plates. Click to enlarge.

Here's a couple of manis I did with the plates.

Glam Polish Mesmerize stamped using Bundle Monster BM-719 in Mundo de Unas Pastel Yellow, Pastel Pink, and Spring Green. 

Glam Polish Charmed with stamping decals made using Bundle Monster BM-716 in Mundo de Unas Black. The flowers were filled using OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops and Color Club On Cloud Nine.

I would've had a 3rd mani to show you, but I had trouble picking up and transferring some of the images. I was going to do orange koi fish from BM-725 over a blue base. I tried it over one of the Glam Polishes I swatched and I had trouble with that. I thought it might have been because I had topcoated the polish for swatches (which doesn't typically give me issues) so I tried starting over with an OPI polish for a base color with no topcoat and I still couldn't get it to transfer. I'm not sure if it was just that plate or not because I did have trouble with the purple mani as well and had to remove and re-stamp a couple of nails over. I'll just have to play with the plates a bit more!

You can purchase these plates here for $20.50. Bundle Monster offers free standard shipping to the US for orders over $25. Use code "JOLLY2014" for 15% off your puprchase. Valid through March 31, 2015. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Glam Polish Cast A Spell Part 3: The White Witch Collection Swatches

Happy Saturday! Today I have swatches of Glam Polish's Cast A Spell Part 3: The White Witch collection. I have 4 out of the 9 polishes to share with you. All swatches are 3 coats with topcoat. Let's take a look at the glittery goodness!

Hypnotize--sea foam green



Illusion--light blue

The formula of these polishes was great and easy to work with. I love how sparkly they all were which definitely fit the description of the collection--"nine sparkling pastel holo shades packed full of holographic glitter. In part one and two of our Cast a Spell Collection we explored the world of dark magic. Cast a Spell Part 3: The White Witch Collection is inspired by white magic, the use of supernatural powers or magic for good and selfless purposes." 

This collection will be released on March 4 at 5 PM EST (USA) and can be purchased from the Glam Polish online store with shipping to Australia & USA. Shipping rates to USA are $3.50 USD for the first polish and an extra $1.00 for each additional polish. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Delicate White Lace Stamping

Happy Friday my friends! Sorry I didn't get a chance to post last weekend. I went on a last minute little getaway to Angels Camp, a cute little city here in California. I did a lot of swatching of Glam Polishes over the past couple of weeks so I'll be sharing those with you guys soon! Today I have a mani I wore a couple weeks ago and I love how it turned out.

I used Essie Sugar Daddy and stamped using MoYou London Bridal 06 in Mundo de Unas White. The pink is OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops and the glitter is China Glaze Glistening Snow--my favorite silver glitter polish!

Also, I never thought I'd say this, but my round nails are growing on me! I haven't had any breaks since I changed my shape and I was so busy last week that I didn't get a chance to file my nails, but the shape is still fine. When I had squares I had to re-file them every week. I even wore this mani to work all week and it's just regular polish and it lasted the whole week with no chips. I'm kind of amazed. I'll probably be keeping this shape for a long time!